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COURTS   OF   PARIS,   NAPLES,    ETC.                239

chateau and park before mentioned. Then the
Canal de Briare falling into the natural bed of
the Loire, which comes down from the numerous
arches and mills at the gates of Moret, where it
tumbles down several cascades, and reflects the
large old castle and church, with the crumbling
walls and turrets of this little fortified town, in
the most beautiful manner.

But I am ashamed at catching myself jasmi-
nant de cette force. Let us return to our moutons—
at least to our betes. Barth61emy has written me
a note, hoping I do not suppose it his fault that
I am still in these quarters. However, nothing
seems to be said of my return from exile.

The report is, that peace is made. It is said
a telegraph has announced to the Directory that
preliminaries are signed at Lille; but Perregaux,
who must know, writes word that everything
there is dormant, and Mr. Ellis gone to England,
not to return. The council has decided that all
priests may re-enter France and live unmolested.

We have a great abundance of fruit, and make
a glorious consumption of it, for I am grown like
the King of Prussia, with some constantly upon
the table. When I return home I shall be obliged
to send the children out for blackberries and